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Jamaican sprinters Powell and Simpson fail drug tests

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Shortly after Tyson Gay’s shocking doping revelations, Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson also tested positive for a banned substance.

Powell, who denied he had ever knowingly taken any illegal performance-enhancing drugs, helped the Jamaicans to the 400-meter relay gold medal at the 2008 Olympics and held the 100m world record before his mark of 9.74 seconds was broken by fellow countryman Usain Bolt.

Simpson won Olympic gold in the women’s 400 relay in 2004 and silver in 2012.